Bush backs Georgia's effort to join NATO
( dpa )- US President George W Bush said Wednesday he will urge NATO leaders at a summit in Bucharest next month to begin the process of admitting Georgia to the alliance.
"I believe that NATO benefits with a Georgia membership. I believe Georgia benefits from being a part of NATO," Bush said during a meeting with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.
Bush will attend the NATO summit in the Romanian capital April 2- 4 in support of Georgia's bid to join the alliance. The summit will address whether Georgia will be permitted to enter a programme leading to eventual membership.
"I think this is a very unequivocable support we are getting from you," Saakashvili said.